Senior Partner @ Innova Capital
Mr. Muzyczyszyn joined Innova in 2008. He spent the previous three years as a Director of Darby Private Equity running the Polish office. His responsibilities included mezzanine financings and private equity investments across multiple sectors and countries in CEE.
Prior to joining Darby, he spent over eight years in total with Allianz Specialised Investments, where he was part of a team managing the Emerging Europe Fund.
Mr. Muzyczyszyn’s chief responsibilities include leading the Portfolio function which oversees the development process for Innova’s investments. He is also engaged in
coordinating the financing & debt raising for new investments and for portfolio companies. He has co-led investments in Meritum Bank, Expander Advisors and Bakalland/Delecta.
Mr. Muzyczyszyn holds a Master’s Degree (Distinction) in Law from the University of Warsaw and an MBA from Cass Business School in London. Leszek is a President of the
Polish Private Equity Association.
Co-founder & Managing Partner @ SpeedUp Venture Capital
Arkadiusz Piechocki is a co-founder and Managing Partner of the SpeedUp Venture Capital Group. He was involved in the investment process in almost fifty companies at different stages of growth, investing together as a group more than 30 million EUR. He has many years of experience in the marketing industry, which he's been developing since 1995. He managed a marketing department in a large FMCG company and had a years-long adventure with direct marketing as co-creator of TEQUILA\Poland's and DATA Solutions' success. The first investment experience he gathered as a Business Angel doing several investments in companies operating in the marketing communications. He works with portfolio companies operating in areas of IoT, Industry 4.0, Martech and Big Data. He advises them in areas related to business strategy, product creation, sales channels, and marketing. He also supports them in defining clear and concrete business goals, their implementation, as well as operations related to processing and utilising databases and supporting the process of building their value. He participated also in the exit processes of the most of the fund's companies.
Managing Partner @ 3TS Capital Partners
3TS Capital Partners (www.3tscapital.com) is one of the leading European technology focused private equity and venture capital firms. 3TS provides expansion capital and buyout funding for small and medium-sized businesses in growth sectors including Technology & Internet, Media & Communications and Technology-Enabled Services. Investors in the current and past 3TS funds totaling over €300 million include EIF, EBRD, Cisco, OTP, Sitra, 3i and KfW among others.In the technology arena 3TS is probably best known for its investments in companies like LogMeIn (Nasdaq LOGM), Systinet (HP), SolveDirect (Cisco), Avangate and Piano (www.piano.io).
Mr. Mäki is the Managing Partner of 3TS and is primarily responsible for general management of 3TS. Previously, Mr. Mäki was the Managing Partner of Red Catalyst Ltd., a strategic business development consultancy and an investment boutique. He has also been an entrepreneur and executive in management consulting and with advertising agencies across Central and Eastern Europe and in Finland. A true European Mr. Mäki speaks five languages and has studied at Helsinki University of Technology, IESE Business School in Barcelona, Universidad Complutense in Madrid and Wirschaftsuniversität in Vienna.
Partner @ Abris Capital Partners
Monika is a Partner at Abris, one of leading PE fund managers based in Poland (best Private Equity Firm 2017 - CEE Mergers & Acquisitions award). She has 24 years of international, C-suite experience in finance, private equity, banking, investor relations, management, strategy and development. She is also vice president of Polish Private Equity Association (PSIK).
Mauro Yovane Jauregui
Principal @ Axon Partners Group
Mauro has extensive experience in finance in fields such as venture capital and private equity. Currently is Principal at Axon Partners Group managing a EUR 500 mm Pan-European Fund-of-VC-Funds. Previously he worked as Investment Manager at Talde Private Equity in Spain and before that in multilateral institutions in LATAM such as IADB and CAF Development Bank where he was investment manager of a fund of fund program managed by the institution with more than 25 funds in the portfolio. He has served as Board Member of numerous portfolio companies and in the Advisory Committee of several VC funds. Mauro has a Master in Finance Degree from London Business School and a MBA from Universidad Adolfo Ibañez in Chile.
Founder and Managing Partner @ Isomer Capital
Joe Schorge is the Founder and Managing Partner of Isomer Capital, based in London and focused on European early stage venture capital. Isomer accesses high-potential opportunities in European technology through limited partner investments in funds, company co-investments, and providing liquidity to firms and founders via secondary purchases. Previously Joe spent over 20 years’ working as an LP, GP and technology operations executive, most notably at Pomona Capital, a leading global secondaries firm, and earlier at Cambridge Associates responsible for advising institutional investors on $2bn of private equity investments. Joe began his career in information technology operating roles at Invensys plc (now Schneider Electric) in the US and Europe. He received a BS Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and an MBA from London Business School.
Managing Partner Ventures & Co-Founder
Matus is both an experienced entrepreneur and venture capital investor. co-founder and executive chairman of Pirate Studios https://www.piratestudios.co.uk & co-founder of Threads - pioneering chat-based ecommerce https://www.threadsstyling.com
As an investor Matus has led or closed over 60 private equity and venture capital deals. Talis Capital led portfolio companies include Darktrace, Pirate Studios, Luminance, Onfido, import.io, iwoca, Threads, Price f(x) amongst others. Talis Capital closed over $500m worth of deals since 2009 and focuses on late Seed, Series A and Series B tech businesses.
Matus is passionate about world changing technologies and futurism. Matus loves travelling and experiencing different cultures, he has lived in six countries and speaks five languages.
Investment Director @ 17Capital
Vjerana Spajic is an Investment Director at 17Capital, a specialist global private equity firm providing bespoke and flexible capital to private equity funds and portfolios. 17Capital manages €2.0bn across 4 funds backed by institutional LPs. Having pioneered its dedicated strategy in 2008, the firm has completed c. 40 investments, allowing managers and investors to raise non-dilutive capital and generate liquidity from its funds and portfolios.
Vjerana is responsible for investment origination and execution across a number of European geographies, including the CEE, working with counterparties such as GPs, LPs, and investment companies. She has structured and executed a number of transactions in Europe and the US.
Prior to 17Capital, she worked in the investment team at Carlyle Group’s AlpInvest, where she has completed a number of secondary transactions, ranging from LP portfolio purchases to staple and spin-out transactions. Vjerana holds a Master in International Finance from the University of Amsterdam Business School.
Partner @ Oriens
Ms. Flora Macher has joined Oriens in 2007 when the firm was founded and is now a Partner at Oriens. She is responsible for transaction execution and ownership management. She also heads the firm's financial administration and fund management department. Ms. Macher has an MSc in Economics from Corvinus University Budapest and an MSc in Economic History from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a PhD Candidate of the Economic History Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Founding Partner @ ESPIRA Investments
Emília is a Founding Partner of ESPIRA Investments, a private equity firm targeting growth capital investments in Czech and Slovak based SMEs. ESPIRA's objective is to support local entrepreneurs to realise their potential. An additional element of ESPIRA's investment philosophy is a focus on companies managed by balanced teams of men and women. Prior to co-founding ESPIRA, Emília was a Head of Czech Republic and Slovakia with PineBridge Investments CEE, which is a Central European focused private equity firm managing over EUR 500 million. Earlier in her career, Emília was a member of the investment team of Benson Oak Capital and Penta Investments. Emília has been involved in transactions in a variety of sectors including health care, consumer goods, manufacturing and services. Emília graduated with honors with an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Partner @ Value4Capital
Piotr Misztal is a Partner at Value4Capital (V4C), investing in Central and Eastern Europe with focus on mid-market buy-out or expansion capital transactions. Value4Capital is a spinout of Amundi Private Equity Funds and is currently investing from V4C Eastern Europe II with a total committed capital of €156m. Piotr joined V4C in 2007. Prior to that, since 1998 he was a Partner at Polish office of Riverside, a US private equity management company focused on mid market buyouts. Before joining private equity industry Piotr has gained experence in corporate finance and transaction advisory, among others in Bank Austria group. He has also worked as a Director at KN Wasserstein Perella, in the National Investment Funds mass privatization program in Poland. His professional career started in early 90-ties at KPMG Poland. During his private equity career Piotr has executed, managed and successfully exited several investments in various industry sectors in Poland and in Europe.
Piotr has Master of Sciences degree of Moscow State Institute for International Relations and has Diploma in Busness Administration from Canadian International Management Institute.
Partner @ ARX Equity
Michal is a Partner at ARX Equity Partners, an established private equity firm with over 20 years of experience with investing in medium-sized companies in Central Europe. At ARX, Michal is responsible for investment activities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Prior to joining ARX, Michal worked in the Central European team of Advent International, and currently also serves as a Board Member of the Czech Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (CVCA).
Investment Director @ CEE Equity Partners
Bill has over 20 years' experience of deal making in the CEE region, both as an investor and as an advisor.
He joined CEE Equity (Investment Advisor to China CEE Fund) in October 2013. He initiated and started the execution of the Fund’s first investment outside Poland – the partial buy-out of Hungary’s leading private university in December 2014.
He also initiated and led the execution of the Fund’s co-investment with Black Peak Capital into Walltopia (the world leader in the manufacture and installation of indoor climbing walls); and Javna Razsvetljava, a Slovenian municipal lighting company.
He is now seeking investment opportunities for the second China CEE Fund, mainly in Czech, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, former Yugoslavia and Albania.
His early career was as an officer in the British Army, which included active service in the Falkland Islands and the First Gulf War, for which he was awarded an MBE. He has an MA in Engineering from Cambridge University and an MBA from Henley Management College.
Partner @ Genesis Capital
Ondrej Vicar is a partner in a private equity firm Genesis Capital. He began his cooperation with Genesis in 2007 as a turnaround manager in one of the portfolio companies Vltava.cz. Since then, he has been involved in GTH Catering, AZ KLIMA, Servodata, JRC Czech, HSW Signall and 3070 projects located in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Prior to Genesis, Ondrej worked in Ogilvy Public Relations Prague as an Account Manager where he specialized in financial sector clients. Ondrej studied under a Socrates scholarship in Santiago de Chile and with the George Soros' Open Society Fund in the USA and graduated from the University of Economics in Prague.
Vice President @ Enterprise Investors
Martin is a Vice President at Enterprise Investors, the oldest and one of the largest private equity firms in CEE. He joined Enterprise Investors in 2012 and is responsible for investments in Czech and Slovak markets. At EI he was engaged in various investments and exits, including Nay, Scitec (HU), Noriel (RO), Kofola and CBA Slovakia. Prior to joining Enterprise Investors he worked in Wood & Company in their Bratislava, Prague and Warsaw teams specializing in M&A transactions, project finance deals and IPOs. Before he worked in the Swiss private equity fund of funds manager Horizon21 (currently BlackRock), responsible for investments in Europe and the US. Martin earned his CFA designation in 2009. He also serves as a Board Member of the Slovak Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (SLOVCA).
Head of Division - Innovation and Technology Investments @ European Investment Fund
Patric Gresko co-leads the venture capital activity of the European Investment Fund (EIF), which he joined in 2001. The EIF is the largest European venture capital fund-of- funds with more than EUR 6bn under management and a portfolio of over 300 venture capital funds, technology transfer operators and business angels covering all major technology sectors, life sciences and social & environmental impact. The team that Patric co-leads comprises close to 40 passionate investment professionals from 15 different countries. Prior to joining EIF, Patric worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Luxembourg as an auditor and consultant for the financial sector.
Patric holds a Masters in Business Engineering from HEC Management School – University of Liège.
Partner @ Credo Ventures
An entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Ondrej currently manages Credo Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm, which he co-founded in January 2009. Until December 2008 he served as the Senior Investment Director of MCI Management S.A., where he was responsible for managing investments in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, and former Yugoslavia. Since 2009, he has starred in the investment TV show Den D on Czech TV.
Director @ DAO Family Office
Justinas Milašauskas is responsible for private equity investments and co-investments at DAO Family Office. DAO is an active manager and investor in real estate and private equity, deeply involved in defining investment strategy, selecting assets, attracting people and setting standards of execution.
Justinas has 11 years of international working experience in investment banking and asset management. Prior to DAO, Justinas headed the Baltic Trading and Sales division at DNB Markets.
Education: MSc in Quantitative Finance from VU Amsterdam and BSc in Econometrics from Vilnius University. Justinas is also the CFA charter-holder and serves on the board of two companies.